contestants

[ kuh n-tes-tuh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF contestants
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Then he set to work to get Jim to become one of the contestants.

Which they shore does thin out them contestants plenty rapid!

At his words the contestants immediately took their positions.

But so had all the other contestants, and their plans were not lost.

It was played with bat and ball, and the contestants were the Chippewas and Sacs.

But before he could reach the spot the two contestants had separated.

She found that there were other contestants that she could easily pass.

The contestants acknowledged the applause and ran to their stations.

The contestants were a group of neighbors, headed by a shrewd woman.

The starter announced the race, and ordered the contestants to the head of the course.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from French contestant, present participle of contester (see contest (v.)).

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